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    p_file_02: Conversion from MARCXML to Aleph sequential missing FMT field

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    I'm using the file-02 to convert a MARCXML file to Aleph sequential (for loading with p_file_96), but the output file does not contain an "FMT" field.

    p_file_02 creates an FMT field for the other types of input, but not for MARC/XML (type 6, program b_file_02_06_a/b).

    This seems like a defect in p_file_02. It should generate an FMT for the MARCXML-format input as well.

    As workaround, you can specify the fix_doc_create_fmt Fix routine in running p_file_96:

    1. Add the following line to the abc01 tab_fix:

    PM96 fix_doc_create_fmt

    2. Run p_file_96, specifying "PM96" as the Fix routine you want to run.

    Note: You should do this only if the input to p_file_96 is MARCXML.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013